Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Author Mary Ross

D2L 10.2 Upgrade

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is very excited about the June 27, 2013 D2L upgrade to the latest version 10.2!  Version 10.2 offers a more streamlined navigation for two of the system’s most used tools – Content… Continue Reading →

Photo editing online – free!

Last month I facilitated a 1.5 hour workshop on photo editing. Although I use Adobe Photoshop CS6 for my own photo editing, I knew that not all VIU faculty/staff would have Adobe Photoshop available to them. So, after a bit… Continue Reading →

Will understanding the basics of web design help you build better online courses? Yes!

I recently completed a 7-week course titled Designing Online Information/Dreamweaver CS6. This is just one in many web-related courses that I have either taken or facilitated over in the past 20 years. As you can imagine, working with websites has… Continue Reading →

Flipping PDFs!

I am always online, both at work and at home.  Admittedly, I spend way too much time online some days, but while there, I research and learn quite a bit in my area of interest – web development and related… Continue Reading →

Images too large? Don’t have Photoshop? What can you do?

ADDING IMAGES TO D2L When helping faculty with their D2L courses I see a common problem almost daily:  uploading images to D2L that are full resolution and too large for the screen.  Sure, once uploaded to D2L they can be… Continue Reading →

D2L Surveys and Polls

I was recently asked to look into a free tool for polling students (that would show them immediate results) within the D2L environment.  D2L currently doesn’t have a poll tool/widget, although it is a requested feature: After researching and… Continue Reading →

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